the beginning of the end

June 1, 2009

a new week + a new month
monday on the 1st just feels . . . cleaner somehow, doesn’t it?

i’m headed into the week feeling good! i’m starting to think that the night float schedule isn’t so bad after all — i’m not horrifically tired (yet) and i’ve been able to do the things i want to do (run, cook, chillax, read) and the things i neeeeeed to do (grocery shop, laundry, generally keep apartment from reaching disaster status).
all of those days off at the end? i’m skeptical that they will actually happen, because i actually think it might be a minor scheduling mistake. but it’s fun to think about.

the calendar above shows the rest of my 2nd year of residency — yes, it fits into just one block now! june 29 (not july 1st — there’s a tiny bit of overlap built in to give the current interns a little break) marks the transition from seasoned interns who function very independently to interns who are scared lost little lambs. actually, i’m lucky in that the interns i’ll be working closely with at the end of june and in july were med students here, so they are going to be savvier than most. it’s still a scary and steep learning curve that i still remember well. july on the wards is going to be an interesting experience!

but here i am getting ahead of myself. let’s begin with the rest of the day’s plans:

☑ hot interval run: already done!
☑ yoga
☑ reading
☑ finish laundry
☑ clean out fridge
☑ pay bills
☑ send emails
☑ 4:15: program director meeting
☑ 5:00 pm today – 11 am tomorrow = work. hopefully with a nap in there somewhere.



workout: 45 minutes elliptical (levels 9 – 12) + weights
– pushups, 2 x 12
– squats with ball, 2 x 15, 10 lb weights
– bicep curls, 2 x 10, 12 lb weights
– walking double lunges, 2 x 12, 8 lb weights
– shoulder/lateral raises, 2 x 10 each side, 5 lb weights
– oblique crunches: 2 x 15 each side
– double crunches: 2 x 15

doin’ time: after our bella rosé party, i put together an easy summery dinner: beef tacos with radish and avocado salsa + glazed carrots. josh and i both realy enjoyed the unexpected flavor and crunch of the radishes! i’ve decided that they are underrated.
i would love to have enjoyed this meal on our deck, but the mosquitos would have eaten me alive. oh, summer.

reading: none. but 6/7 isn’t so bad! i’ll shoot for continuing this trend for the rest of the month.


  • Reply The Happy Runner June 1, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Radishes are awesome! They are one of my favorites and those tacos you made look soo good!

  • Reply Susan June 1, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I kind of feel like the nurse version of an intern…I’ve got the RN behind my name, but I’m scared to actually use it!

    Avocado salsa sounds divine…

  • Reply Aimee June 2, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Ah, July. It always catches me by surprise when I see the deer in headlights look and I realize I'm going to have to hold some hands. Maybe I'll be ready this year.

  • Reply Claire June 2, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Hopefully my resident will think the same thing…that is, since I went to med school where I’m doing residency I am “savier!” I got my schedule today and start on wards. I actually only have one two month run of Q4 call…everything else is separated by at least one month of either ER or no call! I think that sounds pretty nice for intern year.

    Dinner looks great…flavorful and fresh!

  • Reply atilla June 2, 2009 at 3:50 am

    it is astounding how little the interns know on July 1…. that’s why I used to take vacation the first three weeks of July

  • Reply da June 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

    What, no flossing report? Not falling off the wagon, are you?
    L, da (nag and Stimudent user)

  • Reply malbert June 2, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Interesting article on hip injuries today:

    thought it was apropos given your history…

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